I am a Professor for Data Analytics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Wuppertal. I am further SNSF Professor in the Department of Informatics at University of Zurich, where I head the Data Analytics Group (DAG).
My research addresses open questions at the intersection between machine learning, network science, graph mining, and computational social science. A summary of my foundational works on higher-order graph analytics for time series data was recently published in Nature Physics.
In 2014 I was awarded a Juniorfellowship from the German Informatics Society. In 2018 I was awarded an SNSF Professorship with a volume of CHF 1.5 Mio from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Since 2019 I hold the Chair of Data Analytics at University of Wuppertal.
I am member of the executive committee of the German Informatics Society, founding co-chair of the Computational Social Science Section, associate editor of EPJ Data Science, and vice-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Machine Learning and Data Analytics (IZMD).